An education that powers a lifetime:

The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion provides students with a richly connected series of lenses though which they can examine the universe and their place in it.  Our students learn to research, analyze, and contextualize the changing roles of religion, science, politics, and thought in both ancient and modern cultures.  They also develop ethical, moral reasoning, and critical thinking skills in the service of an engaged life. 

This foundation has enabled our graduates to find careers delving in the archives at the Library of Congress, working as ethical consultants for international corporations, opening and operating their own businesses, serving in government, nonprofits, and the military, and even becoming teachers, ministers, and professors themselves. 

 

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Oregon State University to host Phish academic conference

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Apr 18, 2019

CORVALLIS, Ore. Oregon State University will host an academic conference devoted to the improvisational rock band Phish from May 17 to 19. Stephanie Jenkins, an assistant professor of philosophy at Oregon State, is organizing the conference. She has been … Continue reading

Listen to an interview with Dr. Nicole von Germeten about her new book “Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico”

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Jun 14, 2018

Nicole Von Germeten, “Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico” (U California Press, 2018)  

Kudos to Dr. Rena Lauer on her recent Medieval Academy Publication Subvention award!

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Jun 6, 2018

We are very pleased to announce that the 2018 Medieval Academy Publication Subvention has been awarded to Rena Lauer (Oregon State University) to support the publication of her forthcoming monograph,Colonial Justice and the Jews of Venetian Crete (Philadelphia: University of … Continue reading

Food of the Faithful – Tibetan studies scholar Geoffrey Barstow explores the limits of Buddhism

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Jun 4, 2018

Available sources almost universally agree that meat is delicious. Perhaps more importantly, meat is often considered necessary for human health. Compassion, placing the needs of others before ones own, lies at the very center of Tibetan religious rhetoric and self-conception. … Continue reading

Religious studies program sees increase in non-religious students

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May 7, 2018

Community members call for increased recognition of different religions from university. Among adults in Oregon, 68 percent of people identify as participants of a major religion, according to Pewforums 2016 survey. Being a university that is home to both domestic … Continue reading

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Sep
17
2019

Can the President do that? What about Congress? at Memorial Union Building (MU)

Conflict and Change, A Constitution Day Conversation about the Executive and Legislative Branches, Articles I and II of the Constitution Panelists Prof. Steven Shay School of History, Philosophy & Religion Prof. Rorie Solberg School of…
Oct
01
2019

Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Training at Corvallis Campus

Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Training The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8-week series is a rigorous immersion into the practices, skills and theory of developing warmth and friendship with ourselves in our lives and…
Oct
11
2019

Sufi DanceMeditation Retreat at Mary's River Grange

We are fortunate to be able to host Dunya again this year! Join us for this unique dance meditation experience sponsored by OSU’s Contemplative Studies Initiative. This program is…
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